I don't think that Seven Stars Farm yogurt does homogenization. Plus, it's low temp pasteurized.
Theirs is my favorite, but I can only find it at one store in my area. It is so yummy!
I am SO dissapointed about the change in Stonyfield's yogurt. My son and I loved their cream top yogurts. We also like Brown Cow and that is too bad Stonyfield owns it. I am sure the homogenized option will change shortly for that brand as well. It's all about the bottom line.
I do not know where you all live, but when we use dot live near a Trader Joes, they sold their store brand organic whole milk yogurt. It was cream top, and better than Stonyfield, in my opinion.
I am wondeirng though, does anyone know if Stonyfield whole milk yogurt was ALWAYs homogenized, and maybe they just poured a cultured cream layer on top? Someone told me that once, but I never knew for sure. I just know that when I make yogurt out of whole, raw milk, the cream line is a whole lot less distinct than Stonyfield's was, even though the our yogurt is just as creamy.
Our TJ's still has the cream top organic whole milk yogurt. DH didn't know about the cream top the first time he opened a new pack. He fed DS mostly just cream top that morning! I told him later about stirring it up and he said, no wonder DS ate his yogurt so enthusiastically this morning!
Update: Just opened our latest TJ's yogurt--no cream top.
Very upsetting. I loved that it was not-homegenized, especially for the kids. "Stirred" does not equal homogenization. Also, the plain was very mild tasting as a culture so the kids would eat it without anything.
We'll have to switch to Strauss even though I don't really like it. Quite sour. Brown Cow isn't organic.
Dannon owns Stonyfield Farms.
Call and complain if you haven't already. I had to wait on hold for a LONG time which suggests a lot of complaints. The woman did confirm that it was homogenized and not "stirred" and that they were interested in consumer feedback and that it wasn't "set in stone."
I don't think businesses generally make huge changes to their products as an experiment so I my assumption is that they've had a lot of complaints.
Has anyone bought the Trader Joe's brand recently? We've been buying their organic whole milk yogurt for the past year or so and have stirred in the cream top, but the last 2 containers I have bought have not had the cream top and have been very uniformly creamy...anyone know if they switched too? :(
I read that Trader Joe's contracts Stoneyfield to make their yogurt, so when Stoneyflied homogenized, of course so did TJ's.